Other Treatments for Hyperpigmentation – Part 1
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In my last post, I highlighted treatments that used laser or light, and you can read the full article by clicking here. Today’s topic will continue to focus on ways to treat your hyperpigmentation and age spots, some of which you may be familiar with or not. Read on below.
Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care
For those of you that prefer not to schedule appointments or to constantly visit the doctor for recurring treatments, this solution may be just what you need! Of course you’ll need to schedule an appointment to pick it up, but it’s all smooth sailing after that.
|Before and after treatment for age spots|
This skin care line consists of several products which efficiently treats hyperpigmentation or age spots. It works by penetrating your skin’s surface before working to revitalise it, while removing the old layers of the skin that have been affected by the production of melanin. The new skin will be healthy and look more youthful in appearance, and the set consists of a cleanser, toner, sunscreen, and other related skin care products. Do note that your skin may need 2 to 4 weeks to get used to the skin care system and build up its tolerance towards the strength of the products.
Chemical (TCA) Skin Peeling
This skin peel is suitable for individuals of all ages and genders, and is a treatment with an intensity that can be controlled to suit your skin’s needs. The top layer of skin will be removed to expose the healthy and fresh layer of skin below, and this is done via a peeling solution that induces the natural peeling of the skin. In this way, the dead skin cells on the surface are eliminated and the new layer of skin will be smooth to the touch.
Click here to watch a detailed explanation about chemical skin peeling
A trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is generally used but other peels are available depending on your skin condition. You should experience a mild burning sensation when the solution is applied, this is the natural peeling that is taking place. Several sessions may be recommended but you should generally notice an improvement after each visit.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Despite its rather ghastly nickname of ‘vampire therapy’, PRP is an effective treatment that aims to introduce growth factors into your body to help repair itself. Like a blood test, blood is drawn and put into a machine which works to isolate platelets, blood cells and serum from one another. The platelets are then reintroduced to the body part that is in need of treatment.
|Before and after treatment for hyperpigmentation|
The growth factors that are released help to generate new skin cells and triggers the production of collagen in the skin. Skin cells that are affected by hyperpigmentation and age spots will be replaced by new cells that are also healthier in nature. This will improve the tone of your skin, and it will also look more youthful as well as smooth.